Scams to Avoid
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Scams to Avoid from People's Law School helps you learn how to spot and guard against scams that try to trick you out of your money. It covers 15 of the most common scams that affect British Columbians, explains the growing problem of identity theft, and tells you the steps to take if you have been the victim of a scam.
- Online and Computer Scams
- Identity Theft
- If You've Been Scammed
- Step 1. Stop communication · Step 2. Gather information · Step 3. Notify financial institutions · Step 4. Cancel missing identification · Step 5. Contact Canada Post · Step 6. Protect your devices · Step 7. Notify police · Step 8. Contact credit reporting agencies · Step 9. Notify consumer agencies · Step 10. Consider legal action · Get help
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At People's Law School, we believe accurate, plain English information can help people take action to work out their legal problems. This resource explains in a general way the law that applies in British Columbia. It is not intended as legal advice. For help with a specific legal problem, contact a legal professional. Some sources of legal help are highlighted in the "Where to Get Help" section.
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